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1

Where are nuclei located in muscle fibres?

At the periphery, just under the cell membrane (sarcolemma)

2

What are muscle fibres grouped into?

Fascicles

3

What is the connective tissue that surrounds the whole muscle called?

Epimysium

4

What is the connective tissue around a single fascicle called?

Perimysium

5

What is the connective tissue around a single muscle fibre called?

Endomysium

6

Sarcomeres are placed end-to-end in their thousands to form what?

Myofibril

7

List the 3 types of skeletal muscle fibre

Type I
Type IIA
Type IIB

8

Describe type I skeletal muscle fibre

Slow to contract
Abundant mitochondria; resist fatigue
Less force
Red fibres

9

Describe type IIA skeletal muscle fibre

Relatively fast contracting compared to type I
Uncommon

10

Describe type IIB skeletal muscle fibre

Rapid contraction
Few mitochondria; anaerobic metabolism
Great force
White fibres

11

What are the cells found within cartilage called?

Chondrocytes

12

List the 3 main types of cartilage

Hyaline
Elastic
Fibrocartilage

13

Bone is 65% _____, 23% _____ and 10% ______

Mineral, collagen, water

14

What are the cells within bone called?

Osteocytes